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Hilary vs Lazio Robert Sheridan FawCawnahs bobsheridan@earthlink.net I wonder if there aren't lots of qualified candidates who would be willing to run if nominated by their party, but here's the rub: they're unknown outside their district. Name recognition is expensive. It means votes on election day. So a famous name comes into town and the party nominates the famous name. Instant name recognition. Lotsa votes. Local, hard-working candidate gets screwed, overlooked by his own party. But if lightning strikes and the local unknown suddenly becomes famous, s/he's got a chance. Sports figures with names become instant candidates because they've got names. Don't know how they do in the long run, but it's a good start. Steve Garvey, Steve Young (may run for Senator in Utah), etc. Both parties wanted to run Ike. Won the war for the good guys.

-rs



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